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    Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Chris closed the last thread before, I got any answers.

    People with the slow load times, what type of internet connection do you have? At work I have hi speed, so I see very few issues. At home however, I live in the boonies and have dial up. For the past several months, it is almost worthless to attempt to get on this site. I assumed it was all the scrolling ads or net zero. I am too cheap to pay much more then dial up prices, when I can get on at work everyday for an hour at lunch. Any suggestions on cheap internet. I don't have a networked cell phone either. Anyone else been having troubles for months? When the site 1st started pre-Chris/ads, I could go and read the forums at home with the normal dial-up delay. Not a slam, I know the site can't run for free, just wanting comments/suggestions. Are dial ups users screwed?

    I haven't tried at home since these ads started, I can't imagine that I should even try.



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Chris said in the thread to send him a PM if you have any questions. I recommend you do that



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Sorry read that quickly and thought you were asking another question. My apologies



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    I didn't even know dial-up internet still existed...


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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I didn't even know dial-up internet still existed...
    5-6 miles in the country (out of city limits) and DSL is no go in many places in Iowa.



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    5-6 miles in the country (out of city limits) and DSL is no go in many places in Iowa.
    Oh alright, I assume you can still get a high speed cable connection out there right? (edit: nevermind, I guess you're still out in BFE. So the only way to get high speed access would be through satellite, correct?) I don't think I could ever sit through a dial up connection again. I remember when we had it a long time ago and the sound of the modem dialing up was one of the most annoying things.
    Luckily, the OP at least has his high speed work internet.


    Last edited by cyclonedave25; 04-06-2011 at 01:35 PM.
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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Oh alright, I assume you can still get a high speed cable connection out there right?

    I hope he was implied, right?

    To brycy:

    My mom still has dial-up. During Christmas I downloaded Google Chrome (replace Internet Explorer) and yes, it took a long while. However, that made a huge improvement in CF load time. If you added the Adblock extension that would also help. You could load CF at home. Yes, waiting would be involved but you essentially have to do that with any website on dial-up.


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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    I hope he was implied, right?

    To brycy:

    My mom still has dial-up. During Christmas I downloaded Google Chrome (replace Internet Explorer) and yes, it too a long while. However, that made a huge improvement in CF load time. If you added the Adblock extension that would also help. You could load CF at home. Yes, waiting would be involved but you essentially have to do that with any website on dial-up.
    haha I was too slow on my edit.


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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    haha I was too slow on my edit.
    Yep. Satellite is the only route for "high speed" in some portions of the state. However, the service quality provided is questionable.


    Heck, 6 miles of RG-6 cable on Monoprice.com only runs ~$5,000 wonder how much that would cost to install

    If I had to go back to dial-up, I'd probably go mad.



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I didn't even know dial-up internet still existed...
    Yes and you have to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get it.



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Why not change to the CF mobile edition? I would think that would take a lot less time to load, wouldn't it?



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Why not change to the CF mobile edition? I would think that would take a lot less time to load, wouldn't it?
    This is a really good idea. Scroll to the bottom of the page and change the drop down "Default Style" to "Mobile 3.0":



    You will lose some of the functions of the normal site but will gain quick browsing.



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    Building on the Mobile theme idea, if you have an Android phone, you could root it and use z4root to enable wireless tethering, therfore netting yourself some higher speed internet!



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    Re: Slow Cyclonefanatic load times.

    The site is really slow for me at work..nothing I can do either. At home it's a little slow but not that bad. I wish there was something I can do because it's making me not want to stay on as much. And I LOVE me some CF during the workday.



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